Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Safety Work Gloves

A Helpful Guide To Hand Safety In The Workplace

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

When it comes to implementing a culture of safety, particularly hand safety, in the workplace it can be difficult at times. One of the main obstacles employers face is employee compliance. We’ve gathered some helpful ideas to combat that obstacle, and others, as you work to increase hand safety in your workplace.  Use the Necessary Equipment: Make sure that you are providing gloves that are “just right” in the amount of protection they’re offering. Gloves with too much protection for the task at hand can be more bulky and less comfortable, causing employees to neglect wearing them. Run a Trial: If...

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Puncture Resistant Gloves vs Cut Resistant Gloves

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Puncture Resistant Gloves vs Cut Resistant Gloves

While puncture resistant gloves may not be as frequently addressed as cut resistant gloves, they are still a very important type of safety glove. Cut resistant gloves are meant to protect against a tool breaking through the outer layer of a work glove, while puncture resistant gloves are meant to protect against a tool or object piercing through the glove. If you are working in an environment where you’re regularly using tools or equipment that have sharp or pointed pieces, this causes an immense puncture hazard. It is so important to protect against puncture wounds because puncture wounds can be very damaging...

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Safety Gloves, What Are They Used For?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Generally speaking, safety gloves are just that: gloves designed to keep you safe. Now, that is a very broad definition, and safety gloves can protect you from a huge variety of hazards like chemicals, cuts, burns, and more. The most important thing when it comes to safety gloves, is selecting a glove that is actually designed to protect you from the hazards you’re faced with. There are four main, common categories that require protection from safety gloves.  Cuts, Punctures & Abrasions: Most industries have the need to protect against this type of hazard. There are safety gloves that are rated with cut...

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A Few Mistakes to Avoid when Choosing Work Safety Gloves

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A Few Mistakes to Avoid when Choosing Work Safety Gloves

Save yourself and your employees from potential injuries by avoiding a handful of common mistakes when it comes to selecting work safety gloves.   One Employee = One Pair of Gloves If you follow this train of thought, you may leave your workers exposed to unneeded hazards. You should select work gloves based off of each task, rather than each employee. Throughout a work day, an employee is likely to perform different tasks, each of which require different levels of protection. If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix it At times, people can get stuck in a rut or routine of...

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Strategies That Can Help Create a Safer Work Environment

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Strategies That Can Help Create a Safer Work Environment

Whether you’re just starting out on creating a safety protocol for your work environment, or you’ve been following a particular procedure for many years, we believe there are always ways to make your work place even safer.   Take a look at some of these strategies and consider how you might implement them to create safer, more efficient work environments for you and your employees.   Take Breaks: One easy way to encourage employee health is by scheduling regular stretch breaks throughout the work day. This is particularly helpful for employees who are performing repetitive motions. By taking 5 minutes...

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